The Episode 97 of the SERVICOM help desk Radio programme Held on the 12th of November 2019. The National Coordinator /Chief Executive of SERVICOM, Mrs Nnenna Akajemeli, appreciated the Brekete Family and said we brought Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB). The NC took time to explain why SERVICOM office brings service providers (MDA’s) to the studio. One of the things we do is to engage service takers with givers, let out information on how customers can get better service, connect ordinary citizens to government as this helps in improving confidence and trust in government. We facilitate this relationship so that people can get what they supposed to get from government.
Citizens should hold service providers more accountable, we bring them here to tell us what they do and what the government set them up for in other for citizens to get quality service. The representative C.C.B, Mr S.I Abu said the office was established since 1989, this was also enshrined in the 1999 constitution that an office of this magnitude should oversee the high standard of government business and ensure that the actions and behaviour of public officers conforms to the highest standard of morality and accountability.
He added that any person government employ or appoint or even elected by the people to represent them must do their work morally without cheating or stealing, he must be accountable to avoid issues in the future, the government also established the Code of Conduct Tribunal to handle any complaint brought against you, if investigation is done and you are found wanting you will be taken to the Tribunal and sanctioned, you can also be Barred from holding office for the period of 10 years because your morality is below standard, you are not accountable to the people that puts you there.
The Nigerian government is all of us, if some shady deals are found about you, you can be barred and all properties or items found in your procession will be collected. The government also give asset declaration form to public office holders to declare all what they have. False declaration is an offence, if one is caught, he will be taken to the tribunal for prosecution. All Civil servants are to declare their assets every 4years, if you are a political office holder; you are to declare your assets before and after office.
We rely on people to feed us with information on false declaration by government officials; we also have an intelligent unit that go to investigate where issues are involved. When an officer misbehaves even in the tribunal, a petition can be written against him; the EFCC/ICPC will come and investigate him. The confidentiality of our petitioners is guaranteed, the tribunal stands as witness on behalf of the petition he said.